The New Mexico Off Road Series is looming in the future (March 2014) and I am currently trying to get back on the mountain bike to race. The last time I raced big time was in 2011. I’ve been riding since four weeks postpartum, but I will be honest and say that it took about six months to feel normal and even now, I still don’t feel completely 100 percent.
I think my saving grace right now is the road bike, believe it or not. There was a time that my husband would have laughed out loud at the thought, but I am a true believer (and he is too) that if you want to be a great mountain biker than you get in some miles on a road bike too. I have seen it happen to my husband and I can see it happening to me now. It’s funny how 15 miles on a road bike is so little, but on a mountain bike that is a Cat 2 mountain bike race!
I can’t go riding without my lucky charm. I’ve had this Hen in my Camelbak since my first race in August 2009.
Here is a list of Southern New Mexico races in the next month or so (road and mountain) to help with training:
January 26 El Paso Puzzler (El Paso, TX)
February 1 12 Hours of Old El Paso (El Paso, TX)
February 1 Missile Man Duathlon (White Sands, NM)
February 21-23 Valley of the Sun RR Series (Phoenix, AZ)
And here are some running events too:
January 20 MLK 5k Run (White Sands, NM)
January 26 The Biggest Loser 5k/Half Marathon (Las Cruces, NM)
February 8 Cupid’s Chase 5k (Las Cruces, NM)